Insights: the Magnus Health Blog

What's New at Magnus?

Posted by Kerri Wade on Nov 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Seeing some new updates in your Magnus portal? On November 16th, Magnus Health launched a few new product enhancements that allow you to be more efficient while working in Magnus.

See What's New:

  • Access ‘Send Email’ from Student Medical Record.
  • Upgrades to ‘Send Email’ function & layout to send emails quicker.
  • General performance & speed enhancements allowing for less time between clicks!
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Topics: SMR Technology Work Smarter, Not Harder Education

Immunization Changes Making Waves Across the Country

Posted by Christina Trimis on Nov 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

“Today in the United States, people rarely die from vaccine-preventable diseases. A way of achieving this was to have compulsory immunization requirements for school attendance” (Hedden et al., 2014).

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Topics: SMR Health Trends Regulations & Legislation Compliance Immunizations Technology School Nurses Work Smarter, Not Harder

Magnus Launches Two New Product Features

Posted by Christina Trimis on Apr 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Magnus Health is proud to announce the launch of two new product features!
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Upload From Your Mobile Phone

Parents can now upload their documents directly to the website from their mobile devices, no app needed! Uploading is accessible directly from the web-browser. Say goodbye to those annoying “Please download the App from the App Store” notifications. Uploading a photo of your form is now so simple! We’ve broken it down into four easy steps:

1) Open the webpage

2) Snap a photo of your document

3) Upload it

4) Save it


Fill Out Forms Online

Tired of forms that you have to download, print, sign, scan, upload, and then wait for a response? Yeah, us too. With Magnus Health’s newly enhanced online forms feature, the process of filling out forms has been cut in half and is more streamlined than ever. Now, schools have the option to have users complete questions and provide information right from their computers via drop down menus, text boxes, radio buttons and more. This will reduce the amount of printing forms and wasting paper. Now the only time you need to print a form is if a physician’s signature is required.

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Topics: SMR Health Trends Technology School Nurses Work Smarter, Not Harder

Announcement: Magnus Health Road Show 2016

Posted by Christina Trimis on Feb 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We here at Magnus believe that the best part of working in schools is having the chance to improve student health care. The more we work with school nurses, coaches, and administrators, the more we realize the biggest concern is for their students health. From gathering and organizing the health forms, to making sure they are accessible when they are needed, Magnus Health is there to help you through the entire process.

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Topics: SMR School Nurses Work Smarter, Not Harder Education

Concussions: The Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by Marlene Chotkowski on Dec 10, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Concussions occur more frequently than reported, according to Dr. Clark Elliott (www.clarkelliott.com). Often times, people simply bump their heads, or have an unrecognized event in which there is only a short moment of confusion, or disruption of thought. As a concussion sufferer and author of “The Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get It Back” Dr. Elliott knows first hand about living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

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Topics: SMR Emergencies Athletics Health Trends School Nurses

Student medical record software leader Magnus Health acquires CareFlow

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jul 9, 2015 7:28:00 AM

Acquisition Expands Health Software Offerings for K-12 Private Schools

Raleigh, N.C. (July 9, 2015) Today, Magnus Health, the leading provider of student medical record software and services, announced the acquisition of CareFlow, a Pennsylvania-based software company that serves K-12 private schools through its student health record software.

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Simplify state audits with SMR [Client Success Story]

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jul 1, 2015 1:41:00 PM

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  • School: Trinity School
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Type: Age 3 – Grade 6 Private Coed Day
  • Size: 640 students
  • Website: trinityatl.org

As is required for any school in Georgia, Trinity School routinely undergoes Public Health audits of their student immunization records. To accommodate the auditor, Nurse Debbie Bright used to make paper copies of the immunization records, divide them by grade level, and place them in a ring binder. That binder would then be given to the assessor to review page by page.

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Topics: SMR School Nurses Client Success Stories

Top 5 questions parents ask the Magnus Help Desk

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jun 11, 2015 10:21:00 AM

The Magnus Help Desk manages thousands of calls a week this time of year, and frequently they're answering the same questions over and over. We know you get similar questions from parents so here's a list of the top Q&A's we receive. Pass this list, along with the SPF 45+, to parents as they leave for the summer.
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Topics: SMR Work Smarter, Not Harder

Save time with streamlined record collection [Client Success Story]

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jun 4, 2015 8:59:00 AM

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  • School:Waring School
  • Location: Beverly, MA
  • Type:K-12 Private Day School
  • Size: 150 students
  • Website: waringschool.org

When Waring School mailed required student health forms to parents each summer, those forms were returned to the school via traditional mail. Nurse Jan Lindsay then spent the two weeks prior to the start of school organizing piles of paperwork, making a list of those students with missing forms, and then contacting those students’ parents. “It involved a lot of chasing down of families via email. As the beginning of school approached, we then went to the phones,” Lindsay said.

DSC_03792Even with those efforts, there were some parents who waited until the very last day, when Waring School left for their annual camping trip in New Hampshire. “That was the worst – dealing with forms and medication instructions as we were trying to load up the vans and get ourselves to camp,” Lindsay said. Each year, these same issues resurfaced and the receptionist frequently had to assist in making phone calls as well, making it difficult to tally just how much time the cumbersome process consumed.

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Topics: SMR School Nurses Client Success Stories

UPDATE: 2015 Annual Research Questionnaire of Independent School Health Services

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on May 26, 2015 9:51:03 AM

UPDATE: We have great news all around! The 2015 Annual Research Questionnaire has been a booming success, and due to input from many of you, we are extending the deadline until May 29, 2015. That's this Friday! Start your questionnaire, or finish the one you've already started and make sure your school is counted. At present, more than 1,000 people have participated. Help us raise that number even higher!


Originally published April 30, 2015

The 2013-14 Annual Research Questionnaire of Independent School Health Services was the first of its kind, and it allowed independent schools to see how they measure up to other schools similar to their own. We heard from near and far that this research was invaluable, so we're doing it again. The 2015 Research Questionnaire is open and we're encouraging all independent schools to participate.

Created with health staff, for health staff, this questionnaire aims to connect the dots between what is desired and what is lacking. In order to do that, we need the participation of as many schools as possible. The questionnaire is designed to collect school-wide data, therefore only one submission per school is recommended.

Over the next three weeks, the questionnaire will be open to all independent school health professionals. By participating, not only are you contributing to groundbreaking research, you are developing much demanded benchmarks. In addition, you're helping create a nationwide community, to which comparison data and results are available annually. Completing the 30 minute questionnaire (60 multiple choice questions) provides you the opportunity to share your perspective and contribute to the 2015 Annual Report of Independent School Health Services.

Now, if you're saying to yourself, "But why, Kathryn? Why should I do this questionnaire?" I'll give you five good reasons right now.

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Topics: SMR Health Trends School Nurses